Chas Hermann, 40, to senior VP-retail marketing, Commerce Bancorp, Cherry Hill, N.J., from VP-marketing, Starbucks Coffee Co.
Jim Spruell, 44, to exec VP-chief creative officer, Interpublic Group of Cos.' Austin Kelley Advertising, Atlanta, from senior VP-chief creative officer. Also: Margaret Gearing, 47, to exec VP-director of client services from senior VP-director of client services; and Keri Palmer, 40, to exec VP-chief financial officer from senior VP-chief financial officer.
Stacie de Armas, 28, to director of Hispanic Marketing Services, Arbitron, New York, from senior account manager, advertising/agency services.
Peter Cooper to director-group creative services, Primedia's Consumer Automotive Group, New York, from senior creative services manager, Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista Magazine Group.
James Cardwell to president, Warner Home Video, Burbank, Calif., a unit of AOL Time Warner's Warner Bros. He succeeds Warren Lieberfarb, who left the studio after 20 years. Mr. Cardwell had been one of Mr. Lieberfarb's top deputies.
Leonard Short to exec VP-brand management, AOL Time Warner's America Online, Dulles, Va., from exec VP-advertising and brand management, Charles Schwab Corp.
Brandon Lowitz, 33, to director-new business development, Margeotes Fertitta & Partners, New York, from director-new business development, Blue Elephant.
Jerry Simons to director-sales for superstores and office products, BIC USA's Bic Consumer Products, Milford, Conn., from national sales manager.
Ken Ross to chief communications officer, Overture Services, Pasadena, Calif., from VP-corporate communications, Newell Rubbermaid.
Mitchell Reed to exec VP, Hodgson/Meyers, Kirkland, Wash., from president-CEO, Grey-Daiko Advertising, Tokyo, and senior VP, Grey Worldwide, New York.